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Tag Archives | Jenny Crwys-Williams

Jenny’s Reads: End of the Year Highlights

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Wherever you look there are books. Marvellous books on groaning shelves. And the pity of this end of year literary orgy is that you can’t buy everything. What an extraordinary year of fact and fiction there has been. Until three months ago, it seemed that it would be a year of stellar fiction. I still […]

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Jenny’s Reads: Christmas Books

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Thank goodness. It’s enough with the book awards for 2017. It’s also enough with the book festivals for 2017. We need a break now that the Booker Prize 2017 has come and gone. Now it’s time for whatever peace we can find as we run down the steep slope towards the end of a turbulent […]

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Jenny’s Reads: South African Non-Fiction Reads

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Twenty years ago a distinguished and influential South African publisher rubbed his hands together and said: “Now that we have our freedom I’m looking forward to the great South African novel.” Our Gone With the Wind, our To Kill a Mockingbird, is yet to be written. But what is happening in our vital local book […]

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Jenny’s Reads: Pan-African Writing and Great Local Reads

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A little over a month ago I interviewed Exclusive Books’ CEO Benjamin Trisk. He’s an amusing lunch and dinner partner and sniffs out good wines like a hungry terrier. But it wasn’t the wines or the food that interested me on this occasion. It was literature. Specifically, it was a conversation I’ve been waiting to […]

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Programme Highlights: 2016 Lowveld Book Festival, 5 – 7 August, White River, Mpumalanga

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The first annual Lowveld Book Festival will take place from 5 to 7 August in White River, Mpumalanga. A balanced programme is promised, with the inclusion of poetry, folklore, workshops, storytelling and story-time for youngsters, panel discussions, historical Lowveld literature, interviews with authors, YA literature, performing art, a book fair and book valuations. We’ve picked […]

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Bloody Book Week Programme 28 – 31 July 2016

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THURSDAY 28 JULY 2016 The Bloody Crime Quiz with Quiz Master Larry Benjamin We test your knowledge of all things criminal. Crime cases, crime books, crime writers and of course, Jack Reacher! And Sally Andrews, author of Recipes for Love and Murder. Come have some fun. WHERE: Stanley Beer Yard, 44 Stanley, Milpark TIME: 18.30 […]

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Bloody Book Week 2014

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Fanatics! Click on the banner above to stand a chance to win tickets to one of the stunning Author Breakfasts! Africa’s only crime book festival is celebrating its fifth year with super stars Peter James, Deon Meyer and many others jetting into Joburg to celebrate one of the hottest book genres around between 6-9th August. […]

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The Kingsmead RMB Book Fair
Celebrating MAD Literacy

Kingsmead College and RMB Private Bank are hosting the first Kingsmead RMB Private Bank Book Fair on Saturday the 2nd of June 2012. Exclusive Books is the official retailer partner for the Book Fair, which will ensure that a wonderfully wide selection of books will be on sale. The Book Fair is open to neighbouring […]

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